101207 | SOVIET UNION & POLAND. Soyuz 30 bronze Medal.

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    101207  |  SOVIET UNION & POLAND. Soyuz 30 bronze Medal. Issued 1978. Commemorating the joint Soviet-Polish mission to Salyut 6 (79mm, 201.81 g, 12h).

     

    • • W. KOWALONOK • A. IWANCZENKOW • • / P. KLIMUK • M. HERMASZEWSKI, facing half-length busts of Vladimir Kovalyonok, Aleksandr Ivanchenkov, Pyotr Klimuk, Mirosław Hermaszewski in cosmonaut helmets and suits / WIELKI WSPOLNY LOT (the great joint flight) on banner circumventing the globe. Edge: Plain.

     

    Gem Mint State. Light bronze-brown surfaces.

     

    Launched on 27 June 1978, the Soyuz 30 (Союз) space flight saw a crew of two cosmonauts reach the Salyut 6 (Салют) orbiting space station, rendezvousing with the cosmonauts already there and conducting various experiments. The Soyuz 30 has the distinction of being a joint mission between the Soviet Union and Poland, with Mirosław Hermaszewski serving as the only Polish national to ever reach outer space. The mission ended with the Soyuz 30 returning to Earth on 5 July.

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